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"I snapped this while Josh was enjoying a few more minutes of sleep. We drove all night to get to Big Sur, and upon arrival continued to hike a few miles to find this quite spot near a bubbling creek.
We were too tired to pitch a tent so I put up a hammock and Josh found a soft patch of ground near some ferns.
I will never forget what it felt like to wake up in the middle of the redwood forest, with a creek below me, and birds singing."
Bernice’s tent blends perfectly into the towering pine trees of Jennie Lakes Wilderness.
Sometimes, traces of civilization can become impressive scenery out in the distance from an exposed camp spot.
Compact car camping means you can still sleep comfortably along with the gear you actually need, all while taking advantage of the great mileage to get to the best campspots around.